current events + exhibitions

David Roberts Art Foundation, London

MaY 28 – June 10, 2020

DRAF Broadcast Series.

Artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler present Night Shift, a video work from the Collection of the David Roberts Art Foundation, London.

This is an exclusive online screening event, starting on May 28 and running through June 10. More information will be available at the start date via the link below.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

March 26, 2020

A Closer Look at Flora.

Artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler go in depth about their exhibiton Flora with Shamim Momin, Senior Curator of the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington. 

Please note this event is cancelled due to Covid-19.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler in Conversations with Nora Burnett Abrams, the Mark G. Falcone Director, MCA Denver.

January 23, 2020

Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

"Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Flora"

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is exhibiting “Flora”, first shown at the 57th Venice Biennial in the Swiss Pavilion. “Flora” is based on the Artists discoveries about the unknown American artist Flora Mayo, with whom the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti had a love affair in Paris in the 1920s. 
For the first time this project is presented alongside an extensive archive of photographs, letters and historical artifacts, researched and collected by Hubbard / Birchler, documenting the life of Flora Mayo particularly focussing on the time Flora Mayo was growing up in Denver Colorado.

Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams, Mark G. Falcone Director.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 – APRIL 5, 2020

National Museum of Art, Osaka

"NMAO collection with Alberto Giacometti II"

August 27, 2019 – December 8, 2019

This exhibition presents major, new NMAO acquisitions alongside Giacometti’s portrait of Isaku Yanaihara, including Hubbard / Birchler’s Flora and Bust.

Participating artists include: Alberto Giacometti, Hajime Imamura, Tony Cragg, Luc Tuymans, Stephan Balkenhol, Georg Baselitz, Marlene Dumas, Yasuyuki Nishio, Koji Tanada, Thomas Ruff, Loretta Lux, Boris Mikhailov, Miyako Ishtuchi, Ken Kitano, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Rei Naito, Jiro Takamatsu, Sherrie Levine, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Chia-En Jao, Tsubasa Kato, Keiichi Ikemizu, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Heman Chong

Sammlung Goetz in Haus der Kunst, Munich

"At Night. Between dream and reality."

Juli 12, 2019 – January 6, 2020

The night has a magical quality. For most, it is the time when people come to rest, when they retire to their homes to sleep. But there are also the restless ones, the sleepwalkers, the night owls and criminals. Many of these are looking for something or for themselves. In 14 stations, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the night, that time between dreams and reality. On display are films, videos, installations and photographs from the Sammlung Goetz that reflect the different facets of a nightly foray.

Curated by Cornelia Gockel.

Fondation Giacometti, Paris

"Alberto Giacometti - Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Flora"

"Alberto Giacometti - Teresa Hubbard
/ Alexander Birchler, Flora"

APril 5, 2019 – June 9, 2019

The Institut Giacometti presents a reconfigured version of the film installation Flora and the accompanying work, Bust by the Swiss American artist couple Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, in conjunction with a collection of sculptures and drawings by Alberto Giacometti, most of which are new to the world of art.
Flora reframes the history of the unknown American artist, Flora Mayo, bringing her compelling biography to life and revealing a particular period in Alberto Giacometti’s life.
Curated by Christian Alandete.

Sammlung Goetz in der Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste

"Flora. Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler"

March 1, 2019 – Mai 24, 2019

On the occasion of the Venice Biennale in 2017, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler presented the double-sided film installation “Flora” and the accompanying work “Bust” in the Swiss Pavillion. The work is based on their discoveries about the unknown American artist Flora Mayo, with whom the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti had a love affair in Paris in the 1920s.
While Giacometti is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, Mayo’s oeuvre has been destroyed and her biography was previously relegated as a footnote in studies of Giacometti. The Sammlung Goetz presents the installation in an exhibition on the premises of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.

Curated by Susanne Touw.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

February 1, 2019

The recent lecture by Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, part of the Conversations with Contemporary Artists Series is now available online.​

LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

"Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Flora."

January 20 - April 7, 2019

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will host the US-premiere of Flora, an exhibition by Hubbard / Birchler, based on their discoveries about the unknown American artist, Flora Mayo, with whom the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti had a love affair in Paris in the 1920’s. The work was first presented at the Swiss Pavilion in the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. 

Curated by Stephanie Barron.

LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Conversation with Artists and Curators
Bing Theater

1 pm | Saturday, January 19, 2019

Artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, whose film installation Flora and accompanying work Bust open to the public on January 20th at LACMA, appear alongside Stephanie Barron, senior curator of Modern Art, LACMA and independent curator Philipp Kaiser.

Magenta Plains Gallery, New York

"Make Believe." Curated by Bruce W. Ferguson.

January 13 – February 17, 2019

Opening reception:
Sunday, January 13 from 6–8pm

Participating Artists: Jennifer Bolande, Klaus vom Bruch, Yul Brynner, Meg Cranston, David Deutsch, Jack Goldstein, Sayre Gomez, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Elliott Jamal Robbins, Walter Robinson, Kerry Tribe

Art Asia Pacific Magazine, Inside Burger Collection

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler in conversation with Christina Végh, director of the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover.

December 2018, Issue 111 Nov/ Dec 2018

For Art Asia Pacific Magazine special Feature Inside Burger Collection, Christina Végh, director of the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover, met with artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler to discuss their project about American artist Flora Mayo, created for the Switzerland Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, as well as feminism, power relations, narrative structures and reframing history.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

"Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Conversations with Contemporary Artists"

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 6:30pm.

In conjunction with the exhibiton “Giacometti” at the Guggenheim Museum, Hubbard / Birchler will speak about their work in the Swiss Pavillion at the 57th Venice Biennial. They will share some of their research about the previously unknown American artist, Flora Mayo. Mayo studied and lived in Paris in the 1920’s and Alberto Giacometti was her lover.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

"Of Individuals and Places: Photographs from the Lazare Collection."

November 28, 2018 – April 28, 2019​

“Bringing together more than 80 photographs by major Canadian and international artists, this exhibition underscores Montreal collector Jack Lazare’s 20-year passion for photography, which he has a desire to share with the public. It is also an opportunity to display a selection of photographs from a group of 33 artworks the collector generously gifted to the Museum.”

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau

"Surrealism Switzerland."

September 1, 2018 – January 2, 2019

… with works by 60 artists, Surrealism Switzerland shows both the pioneering achievements of Swiss artists in Paris (Alberto Giacometti, Meret Oppenheim) as well as the Surrealist trends that further developed in Switzerland between the 1930s and the 1950s. Selected positions of contemporary art confirm the contemporary nature of Surrealist ways of seeing even today. Curated by Peter Fischer​.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

"Hollywood and other Myths."

April 26 – September 29, 2018.

The exhibition focuses on the increasing affinity between video and cinema. The total rejection of Hollywood style and cinematic language of the 1960s and 1970s gradually turned in the 1990s to complex relations of enchanted fascination and dismissal. All the cinematic characteristics that made cinema into a thrilling medium are present here: high-volume emotions, high production value and a rich, all-encompassing soundtrack. 
Curated by Ruth Director

Participating artists: Pierre Bismuth, Aukje Dekker, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Jesper Just, Tom Pnini, Julian Rosefeldt, Guido van der Werve, Francesco Vezzoli.

Kunsthaus Baselland

"Sehnsuchtsorte / Places of Longing."
Curator: Ines Goldbach

January 25 – April 2, 2018.

What could our places of longing be? What identies them and what might endanger them? What accords with our personal image of an extraordinary day, an unusual experience of nature or a paradisiac state, for us or other beings? Can we find this amid the quotidian? In the most varied manner selected video works investigate this question of the societal and individual longing for an ideal place of being oneself. With recent acquisitions for the dotMov.bl collection as well as other contri­butions from, amongst others, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Max Philipp Schmid, Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger and Monica Studer / Christoph van den Berg.

The installations of Eight and Eighteen run at different times.

Eighteen January, 25 – March 16, 2018
Eight March, 17 – 2. April 2, 2018 .

The National Museum of Art Osaka

"Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown."

January 21 – May 6, 2018

This special exhibition is designed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the National Museum of Art, Osaka, which opened in 1977. Through the works of more than 40 Japanese and foreign artists, the exhibition will shed light on various aspects of our society by examining things that have been imbued with time, history, and memory from a wide range of views. It will also consider the future potential of the museum.

Artists included in the exhibition: Pipilotti Rist, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Jiro Takamatsu, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Robert Rauschenberg, Karin Sander, Naoya Hatakeyama, Tomoko Yoneda, Hikaru Fujii, Shinro Ohtake, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Alberto Giacometti, Shigeo Anzaï, Boris Mikhailov, Chia-Wei Hsu , Meiro Koizumi, Theaster Gates, Danh Vo, Yoshihiro Suda, Nairy Baghramian, Tino Sehgal, Allora & Calzadilla, Marina Abramović, Robert Smithson, Paul McCarthy, Vito Acconci, Keiji Uematsu, Kazuo Shiraga, Tetsumi Kudo, Mieko(Chieko) Shiomi, Chu Enoki, Ushio Shinohara, Naoyoshi Hikosaka, Yasumasa Morimura, Saburo Murakami, Chiharu Shiota, Aki Sasamoto, Heman Chong, Kohei Sekigawa, Robert Kusmirowski, Samson Young

Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth

"Figures from the Collection."

December 9, 2017 - January 28, 2018.

“Grand Paris Texas,” the 54 minute duration film installation by Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler is on view as part of the Collection exhibition. “Grand Paris Texas” is the first part of the “Sound Speed Marker” trilogy by Hubbard / Birchler. The 3rd part of the trilogy “Giant,” is currently on view at the Blanton Museum in Austin.

Concurrently with the film installation “Grand Paris Texas,” is the 5-part photographic series “Holes” (1996) by Hubbard / Birchler on view at the Modern.

Artists included in the exhibition: Milton Avery, Francis Bacon, Chuck Close, Carroll Dunham,Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Alex Katz, Ron Mueck, Philip Pearlstein, Pablo Picasso, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Yinka Shonibare, Laurie Simmons, Andy Warhol, and Carrie Mae Weems

Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth

"Artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Tuesday Evenings at the Modern.

November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

 On the occasion of the current collection presentation at the Modern, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler will present a lecture on their most recent project “Flora”.

Currently on view at the Modern is the photographic series “Holes”, as well as forthcoming, the installation of “Grand Paris Texas”. Both works are part of the Collection of the Modern, acquired in 2009. 

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Kunstmuseum Luzern

"von früh bis spät. Bilder des Alltags aus der Sammlung."

April 3, 2017 - November 26, 2017

The collection presentation highlights depictions of the everyday ranging from the Late Middle Ages to today. In alternating hangings, representations of transportation, work, urban and rural life, but also food and leisure, play and holidays, will be shown as facets of the everyday.

Artists included in the exhibition: Albert Anker, August Babberger, Hans Bachmann, Stefan Banz, Maurice Barraud, Auguste Baud-Bovy, Arnold Böcklin, Adolphe Braun, Heidi Bucher, Eugène Burnand, Paul Camenisch, Heinrich Danioth, Dias & Riedweg, Anthony Douglas Cragg, Charles Georges Dufresne, Raoul Dufy, Franz Eggenschwiler, Franz Elmiger, Hans Emmenegger, James Ensor, Alois Fellmann, Terry Fox, Auguste Garcin, Giovanni Giacometti, Wilhelm Gimmi, Konrad Grob, Leopold Haefliger, Eberhard Havekost, Ferdinand Hodler, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Rudolf Koller, Max Liebermann, Johann Baptist Marzohl, Moriz Melzer, Constantin Meunier, Max von Moos, Max Pechstein, Clara Reinhard, Jean Renggli d. Ä., Peter Roehr, Dieter Roth, Sandra Schindler, Karl Friedrich Schobinger, Xaver Schwegler, Moritz von Schwind, Hugo Siegwart, Chaïm Soutine, José Julio de Souza Pinto, Friedrich Stirnimann, Beat Streuli, Hugo Suter, Wilhelm Trübner, Maurice Utrillo, Maurice de Vlaminck, Charles Wyrsch, Joseph Zelger, Robert Zünd

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin

"Perspectives."

September 7, 2018

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler in conversation with Veronica Roberts, Curator, Blanton Museum of Art. in conjuntion with the exhibition ‘Giant’ at the Blanton Museum of Art, July 9 – Oct. 1, 2017. The recent acquisition to the collection was made possible through a generous gift of Jeanne and Michael Klein and Suzanne Deal Booth.

Map Magazine

"Notes from Venice."

August 2017

Claire Walsh’s insightful review about Geta Brătescu and Hubbard / Birchler’s work at the 57th Venice Biennial.

Villa Bleuler, Zurich

August 22, 2017

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler are talking about memory, research and reconstruction in conversation with Katharina Amman (SIK-ISEA) and Christina Vegh (Direktorin Kerstner Gesellschaft). A cooperation between the Swiss Institute for Art Research SIAR, (Schweizerischen Instituts für Kunstwissenschaft SIK-ISEA) and Kunstbulletin Magazine.

Blanton Museum of Art,
Austin

July 9, 2017 - October 1, 2017

The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin is exhibiting Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler’s 3-Channel Film Installation “Giant”. The recent acquisition to the collection was made possible through a generous gift of Jeanne and Michael Klein and Suzanne Deal Booth.

6:30PM | Thursday, September 27, 2017

In conversation with Blanton curator Veronica Roberts, the Austin- and Berlin-based artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler will discuss their film installation, Giant, and the experience of representing Switzerland in the current Venice Biennale.

"Now and Then: The Rediscovery of Flora Mayo."

June 3, 2017

A comprehensive review by Gregory Volk on Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler’s current work in the Swiss Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennial.

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

March 26, 2020

A Closer Look at Flora.

Artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler go in depth about their exhibiton Flora with Shamim Momin, Senior Curator of the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington. 

Please note this event is cancelled due to Covid-19.